SAM RICKETTS is reluctant to talk about Wrexham's unbeaten home record - in case he jinxes it!

Wrexham have won seven and drawn three of their 10 league games at The Racecourse this season, helping the Reds emerge as promotion contenders.

Arguably the toughest test to date now awaits third placed Wrexham who host leaders Leyton Orient in a top of the table clash this afternoon, but Ricketts is relishing facing the O's who haven't lost on their travels.

"We are good home and away, we have been beaten twice away from home and not at home," said Ricketts.

"I don't like keep going on about it because it is going to end at some point so if I don't mention it, hopefully it might carry on a little bit!

"But we have been good, it is probably going to be our sternest test but you want to be tested against your rivals, the teams that are up around you, so looking forward to it."

Ricketts insists Orient will also be expecting a tough game and regardless of whether Wrexham win or lose, nothing will be decided in the promotion race come the final whistle.

"Orient are a good side, well organised, really good players, good manager and deservedly up there like ourselves," said Ricketts.

"It is going to be a good test.

"They will be looking at this game exactly like we are saying this is a strong test to see where they are at.

"They are looking to get promoted and so are we but if we win the game, we are not promoted, lose the game and we are not not going to get promoted.

"Obviously it is a pivotal game along the journey but it is not a cup final."

Wrexham only trailed twice in the opening 19 league games, resulting in defeats at Solihull Moors and Sutton United, but the Reds came from behind to draw 1-1 at Maidstone on Saturday, and Ricketts believes that will give his side a boost.

"We are a good side, a very good side, and sometimes the players don't quite believe how good they are," said Ricketts.

"At times I think when we have gone behind, they don't believe that they can get back in the game and undoubtedly we can.

"So on Saturday to come from behind, albeit with only a point, will hopefully give them confidence that regardless of how the game goes, we are good enough to win every game whether we score first or concede first.

"I have no doubt in my mind that we can come back and win every game."